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Christina Applegate To Star In Netflix Dark Comedy Series ‘Dead To Me’

EXCLUSIVE: Christina Applegate (Bad Moms, Anchorman franchises) is set to topline and executive produce Dead to Me, Netflix’s half-hour dark comedy series from writer Liz Feldman, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gloria Sanchez Prods. and CBS TV Studios. This is a coup for Netflix and the producers as Applegate, a perennial top choice for TV casting directors, is offered multiple TV series and pilots every year but has been very selective. This marks her first TV series in… Read


Mimi Leder To Direct & Executive Produce Apple’s Morning Show Series Starring Reese Witherspoon & Jennifer Aniston

Mimi Leder has boarded Apple's untitled morning show drama series as executive producer and director. The Emmy winner is rounding out an all-female core creative team on the Media Res-produced series, which includes executive producers and stars Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston and writer, executive producer and showrunner Kerry Ehrin. Based on an original idea by Media Res’ Michael Ellenberg, the yet untitled series provides an inside look at the lives of the… Read


‘Juicy Stories’: Madison Lawlor & Mia Serafino Lead Cast Of E! Pilot Inspired By Juicy Couture Founders

Madison Lawlor and Mia Serafino (Shameless) have been cast as the leads of Juicy Stories, E!’s hourlong dramedy pilot inspired by Juicy Couture founders Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor, from Sex and the Cityalums Michael Patrick King and Amy B. Harris, Warner Horizon Scripted TV and Universal Cable Productions. Rounding out the young and predominantly female cast of the pilot are Tanner Stine (Here & Now), Shane Coffey (Pretty Little Liars), Rachel Axelrod, Anne Be… Read


Jason Momoa To Star In Apple Series ‘See’ From Steven Knight & Francis Lawrence

Aquaman and Frontier star Jason Momoa has been tapped as the lead of Apple's original drama series See, from Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight, director Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2) and the scripted drama venture of Peter Chernin's Chernin Entertainment and Endeavor Content. Written by Knight and directed by Lawrence, See is described as an epic, world-building drama set in the future. According to sources, the… Read


Freeform Developing Hamptons Series From Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos & Kapital

Freeform has put into development How the Other Half Hamptons, an hourlong series from Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos' Milojo Productions. Based on the book by Jasmin Rosemberg, which was released by Grand Central Publishing in 2008, How the Other Half Hamptons explores the Hamptons sharehouse, an annual ritual with a camp-like culture that scores of Manhattan twentysomethings take part in every summer. Best friends Rachel (the good… Read


Rosario Dawson To Star In USA Network Pilot ‘Briarpatch’

Rosario Dawson (Rent, Seven Pounds) is set as the lead of USA Network’s hourlong pilot Briarpatch, from Universal Cable Productions, Paramount Television, Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail’s Esmail Corp and Anonymous Content. Written by Andy Greenwald based on the Ross Thomas novel, Briarpatch centers on Allegra “Pick” Dill (Dawson), a tenacious and highly-skilled investigator working in Washington, DC for a young, ambitious Senator. When her ten-years-younger sister, a… Read


‘68 Whiskey’: Paramount Network Orders Dark Comedy Pilot Directed By Ron Howard From Imagine & CBS TV Studios

EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Network has given a pilot order to 68 Whiskey (working title), an adaptation of Israeli TV series Charlie Golf One, from Imagine Television Studios, the TV arm of Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment, and CBS TV Studios. Directed by Oscar winner Howard and written by The Brink co-creator Roberto Benabib, the adaptation follows a multicultural mix of men and women deployed as Army medics to a forward operating base in Afghanistan… Read


Fred Armisen Spanish-Language Comedy ‘Los Espookys’ Gets Series Order By HBO

HBO has picked up to series Los Espookys (working title), its half-hour Spanish-language comedy pilot from Saturday Night Live alum Fred Armisen and Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video. Bernardo Velasco, Cassandra Ciangherotti, Ana Fabrega, Julio Torres and Armisen star in the project, fka Mexico City: Only Good Things Happen. Co-written by Armisen, Fabrega and Torres, Los Espookys is set in a strange and dreamy version of present day Mexico City and follows a group of… Read


‘Timeless’: Efforts To Find Another Home Fail, Talks With NBC For Movie Continue


There was only a sliver of hope, but it’s now official: Sony Pictures TV’s attempts to find a new network home for Timeless following the time-travel drama’s cancellation by NBC have ended without a deal. Series’ co-creator/executive producer Shawn Ryan gave fans the update on Twitter, thanking them for their unwavering support. The studio already had tried shoppingTimeless to other buyers ahead of the series’ official cancellation by NBC and was not planning to extend… Read


‘Famous In Love’ Canceled By Freeform After 2 Seasons

UPDATED: The last-ditch fan effort to save Famous In Love led by executive producer I. Marlene King has come up short.  Freeform has opted not to order a third season of the drama series starring Bella Thorne. The May 30 Season 2 finale served as the series finale. "We are proud to have had the opportunity to air Famous In Love,” the network said in a statement. After many discussions we have made the difficult decision not to renew the show for a third season. We want to… Read


‘Six’ Canceled By History After 2 Seasons

EXCLUSIVE: History has opted not to order a third season of its Navy SEAL drama series Six. The decision comes with four more episodes left to air from the 10-episode second season. They will run as scheduled. I hear the timing of the decision was tied to the cast options expiring at the end of this week. Six was a breakout for History when it debuted in early 2017, drawing strong ratings and earning a Season 2 renewal ahead of its Season 1 finale for a 10-episode second… Read


John Goodman & Danny McBride Return To HBO For ‘Righteous Gemstones’ Pilot

Danny McBride and John Goodman are returning to HBO for The Righteous Gemstones pilot. The televangelist family comedy created by the Eastbound & Down star finds McBride and the Treme vet teaming up to play the offspring heir apparent to Goodman's world famous and acerbic preaching patriarch. As the McBride portrayed Jesse Gemstone arrogantly attempts to expand and modernize the global TV ministry that his Goodman played father Eli created "a long tradition of deviance… Read